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Driver jumps into Cumberland River after stopping for police

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A bizarre police pursuit on foot ended up in the water after a routine traffic stop.

Metro officers pulled over a car on Pennington Bend on Tuesday evening, but instead of talking to police, the driver got out and ran.

The driver then jumped into the Cumberland River and swam for a while before officers on a boat plucked him out of the water.

Police haven't yet said why he took off or released his name.

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